Tips and Articles for Chicago

Jonny Valiant

Lay of the LandGold Coast: High-end boutiques border Magnificent Mile, the main artery of this upscale downtown neighborhood.Lincoln Park: In the heart... Read More

Photo: Kevin Miyazaki1. The Langham: Mies van der Rohe’s black IBM Building now houses one of the city’s buzziest new hotels. The ground-floor lobby was... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. The Peninsula, Hong Kong 98.782. Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, South Carolina 98.673. The Peninsula, Bangkok 98.314. Four... Read More

Top 10 Hotels Overall: City1. Park Hyatt, Milan 98.952. Stafford London by Kempinski 98.403. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Budapest 98.074.... Read More

An hour’s drive south of Los Angeles on Interstate 5, Santa Ana (population 400,000) lies 13 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and 100 miles from the... Read More

1. romeWhy: Chocolate-covered panettone. The chicest stores on Earth. A city more alive than ever, with its $81 million renovation of churches and... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

Not long ago, it seemed every city wanted its own version of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a shining slab of “starchitecture” to generate prestige and... Read More

What you pay for your hotel depends on when—and how—you book. We tested seven methods (from online travel agents and aggregators to the hotels’ own... Read More

It’s a sunny September morning in Chicago’s ritzy Gold Coast neighborhood, and Ian Schrager is up early, fiddling around with a glass vase holding a... Read More

Africa/Middle EastQ: What about Dubai? I’ve been to Al Manzil which was excellent. where else can I stay? Sarah Spagnolo: Well, I can’t stop thinking... Read More

Top New BridgesNo. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, ArizonaNo. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, SingaporeNo. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, FranceNo. 4 Ponte... Read More

CNNMoney |  American Eagle suffered a dubious distinction Monday, becoming the first airline to get fined for excessive tarmac delays, according to... Read More

Distance: 90 milesDriving Time: 1.5 hoursThe AppealChicago might be your kind of town, but its proximity to other Midwest treasures also makes it the... Read More

Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look... Read More

Start with an early gem: Clifford Brown, New Star on the Horizon (Blue Note 5032), from the Modern Jazz Series. Brown is cropped close against the... Read More

Although it’s home to plenty of nitrogen-canister-wielding megachefs, Chicago also lays claim to one of the country’s greatest back-to-basics food... Read More

Luxury, mid-range, and budget hotels worldwide are enticing guests with free nights and reduced rates. T+L compares four brands to see where you’ll find... Read More

See our list of 20 Great American Beaches.It’s no surprise that this summertime, American travelers are planning to stick close to home. But that’s no... Read More

Los Angeles(%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34Anaheim–Santa Ana(%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38San Diego... Read More

See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods.“The suit-and-tie crowd has a little trouble here,” says David Bishop, owner of Atlanta’s 97... Read More

Just where Concourse A meets Concourse B, or across from the W. H. Smith's at Terminal Z, a brilliant notion has taken flight: Why not give kids... Read More

celebrating the 20th centuryLONDON THE YEAR 1900: ART AT THE CROSSROADS ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (JAN. 16-APRIL 3). A reassessment of the birth of modern... Read More

ChicagoConductor Riccardo Muti takes over as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with a free concert in Millennium Park (Sept. 19; cso.org)... Read More

The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of... Read More

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